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              2000-2001 EDITION
                www.duckguide.com




Dining
Shopping,
Events & Activities
            PLUS:
            A village map,
            hunt club history
            & the search for
            the ultimate quacker
                                                                                       SHOPPING, DINING & SUNSETS


                                                                               The Waterfront Shops
                                                                                              DUCK , NORTH CAROLINA



      The Home of Highly Acclaimed Chef Finely Ron Davidson




            Largest Raw Bar On                                                                               Home of           e
                                                                            The Bluepoint Bar & Grill
                                                                                                                     wder Ridg
           The Northern Beaches
               Over 50 Beers from around the world!
                                                                            Duck’s General Store
                                                                            Barr-EE Station Catalogue Outlet
                                                                                                               The Po lub
                                                                                                                      Hunt C      @1920
                  Serving lunch and dinner                                  Donna Designs
                      All ABC permits                                       Barr-EE Station Swimsuit Store
           Take-out Menu Available, Daily specials                          Beach House Antique & Home Store
       Only The Freshest Seafood,                                           The Kids Store
                                                                            Sunset Ice Cream
                                                                                                                Newly Restored, renovated &
                                                                                                                 Open to the Public for the
          No Bones About It!                                                Islands by Amity
                                                                            North Beach Outfitters
                                                                                                                     First Time EVER!
      Home of the Best Clam Chowder on the Outer Banks!
                                                                            Powder Ridge Hunt Club
                        Soundview Dining in                                 Grandy Farm Market
                        Scarborough Lane Shoppes, Duck


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                           261-6991
                       To Go Orders, Catering & Entertainment Information
Contents                                                                                                                                                                     Duck’s Real Estate (a Stan White Company)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Legacy Vacation Homes.
                                                                                                                                                                            The perfect Family Legacy Vacation awaits you.
                                                                                                                                                                             Rental homes ranging from premier elegant
                                                                                                                                                                              luxury homes to classic beach cottages and
                                                                                                                                                                                  condos. Exceptional guest services.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Free Vacation Planner
                                                                                                                                                                                        1-800-338-3233.

                                                                                 — The Waterfront Shops, by J. Aaron Trotman                                                     www.outerbanksrentals.com
                                                                                                                                                                                           E-mail:
     FEATURES                                                                                                                                                                    info@outerbanksrentals.com




             y  cky                                                                             Duck
    Just Duck Lu Duck
     Just Ducky: From sea
     to sound, a place like
     no other...Page 4
                                                    Resurrection:
                                                    A gun club gets a new
                                                    lease on life...Page 14
                                                                                                  Duck Hunting:

                                                                                                 Hunting
                                                                                                  Our search for the best
                                                                                                  quacker...Page 17
                                                                                                                                           Specialty Toys for Big & Little
                                                                                                                                                   Girls & Boys!
     DEPARTMENTS
     Events & Attractions:                          A Village Directory:                          The Touring Map:
     Duck Runs, Turkey                              Our guide to lodging,                         A center pullout guide
     Trots, Pig Pickins’ and                        dining, shopping &                            to everything you
     other fun...Pages 6-7                          leisure...Pages 9 & 12                        need...Pages 10 & 11




     On the cover: Soundside sailboats by J. Aaron Trotman.

     The Guide To Duck is a joint project of Outer Banks Magazine and Graphic Solutions Advertising Inc., 2705 N. Croatan Hwy. Ste.
                                                                                                                                            Scarborough Lane Shoppes www.toyrific.com
     D, Kill Devil Hills, NC. Advertising is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described;
     the publisher is not responsible for claims made by advertisers. For information on advertising please call 252-441-6003 or email:
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                                      GuideDUCK VILLAGE                                                                                                      GuideDUCK VILLAGE
                                                                                          — J. Aaron Trotman




Just Ducky
        From sea to sound, a place like no other

W ho would have thought tiny Duck was so mighty? It’s the full-time
home of fewer than 500 souls, counting men, women and children. It’s
unincorporated, so there’s no mayor or city council to lead a charge. Yet,
                                                                                                                      Vacations in Duck
                                                                                                                 A large selection of vacation rental homes in Duck!
                                                                                                                     Including Duck’s two newest communities –
provoked in spring 1999 by the prospect of a giant Food Lion, Duck
fought back. After all, there were already two small markets — Tommy’s                                                    Duck Landing & Four Seasons
and Wee Winks—plus a seafood shop and two pro-         know about Duck. Sure, there’s a gas station and
duce kiosks in the heart of the village, and two big   a modest fast food outlet, but for the most part
markets—the Outer Banks’ own Seamark Foods             Duck is still a place of proportion, free of fran-
and a perfectly fine Food Lion—not five miles down     chises, built to appropriate scale. A person can
the road. A new 32,000-square-foot supermarket on      look at life from a different perspective here, and
the sound? Not needed and, well, just too big.         share, at least for a week or so, in the old-fash-
    Duck residents banded together, stirring           ioned community spirit that has united local res-
opposition, mounting a legal challenge and, along      idents since before the roads were paved, and still
the way, persuading the county to limit future         needs no official sanction.
commercial buildings in Duck to 10,000 square              So on your way to the village, stop, if you
feet, while just generally wearing the grocery         must stock up, at one of the two supermarkets
giant down. In the end—February 15, 2000—the           you’ll find on either side of the highway not                1-800-334-1000 • (252)261-2111
North Carolina-based chain simply let its oppor-       long after you cross the bridge to the banks.           5 Ocean Blvd., Rt. 12 N. • Southern Shores, NC 27949
tunity to get a building permit expire.                Because once you get to Duck, we expect you
    All of this tells you a lot of what you need to    won’t want to go back.                                  www.southernshores.com
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                                        GuideDUCK VILLAGE                                                                       GuideDUCK VILLAGE
 vents
E& Activities
                                                                                                                                         some 80 artists and craftsmen will display and
                                                                                                                                         sell their work under tents scattered all over
                                                                                                                                         town...If you can’t make it in June, come the first
                                                                                                                                         week in August, for the other big town celebra-
                                                                                                                                         tion: The Duck Volunteer Fire Department’s
                                                                                                                                         Annual Pig Pickin,’ Aug. 8 at the station up
                                                                                                                                         Route 12 about a mile north of the village itself.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Designer Goldsmith
                                                                                                                                         Great barbecue, hush puppies and beer...And no
                                                                                                                                         matter when you’re here, don’t forget to explore
                                                                                                                                         the village shops and neighborhoods by joining
                                                                                                                                         our inaugural Duck Guide Duck Hunt, a search
                                                                                                                                         for the ultimate quacker. No bag limit. No ballot
                                                                                                                                         stuffing. See the story on Page 17.
                                                                                                                                         Special Events
                                                                                                                                         The Summer of 2000 Twilight Duck Run is sched-             Designers gallery
                                                                                                                                         uled for June 15 this year, and the Advice 5K
                                                                                                                                         Annual Turkey Trot is, as always, on Thanksgiving.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    of fine Jewelry
                                                                                                                                         For information about participating in either, call
                                                                                                                                         Advice 5¢, Duck’s only bed and breakfast, at (252)




                                                                                                                    — J. Aaron Trotman
                                                                                                                                         255-1050....The 10th annual Benefit Auction for
                                                                                                                                         the Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, with
                                                                                                                                         both silent and live bidding, is scheduled for Aug.
                                                                                                                                         10 at the Sanderling Inn Resort. For ticket infor-
                                                                                                                                         mation, call (252) 441-2525.
                                                           sure to watch for announcement of signings at
Sea, Sound & Sand                                          Island Bookstore, in the Scarborough Faire
We know it’s tempting, but don’t just be a beach           Shopping Village, and at Rainbow Light in the
potato. Duck offers good sports a host of recre-           Scarborough Lane Shoppes. And when the kids get
ational opportunities. Check out the watersports           restless after a few days in the sun, take them to the
businesses that dot the sound side and try some-           Scarborough Faire courtyard, where Island
thing new: There’s windsurfing, parasailing, sail-         Bookstore’s Story Hour begins at 4 p.m. every                                                                                                                Inspiration...
ing, jet skiing, jet boating, pontooning, wave-run-        Thursday.                                                                                                                                                    You’ll love
ning, powerboating, kayaking and canoeing.
Feeling soggy? Take to Duck Trail, along Route
                                                           Touring                                                                                                                                                      wearing it.
                                                           Stay close to your home-away-from-home:
12, where you can bike, jog or run. Or go a bit
                                                           There’s a tour just up the road, about a mile past
north, to the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary,
                                                           the village business district. The Coastal
where you can hike a two-mile nature trail.
                                                           Engineering Research Center, a federal facility
Watch for ducks and other birds. Up for some
                                                           commonly known as “the Duck Pier,” is engaged
racquet sports? If your Duck neighborhood
                                                           in serious study of the interaction of wind, water
doesn’t have a court, try Pine Island Racquet
Club, which offers tennis, squash and racquetball;
                                                           and sand, but it has wonderful contraptions you                               Gallery Going
                                                           can’t see anywhere else in the world, like the                                At Morales Art Gallery, in the Scarborough Faire
call 453-8525 to reserve a court. Worn out? Now                                                                                          Shopping Village, there’s a changing schedule of
                                                           CRAB (the Coastal Research Amphibious
go to the beach. And don’t forget to take a good                                                                                         artists-in-residents on Thursdays through the sum-
                                                           Buggy) and the LARC (the Lighter Amphibious
book.                                                                                                                                    mer. At Greenleaf Gallery, at 1169 Duck Road,
                                                           Resupply Cargo vessel), and it offers two hour
Beach Books                                                tours to the public beginning 10 a.m. on week-
                                                                                                                                         look for Outer Banks scenes captured in watercolor
                                                                                                                                         by artist Ellie Grumiax from March 7 through
If you forgot to bring something to read, don’t            days all summer long.
worry. You’ll be able to find all the best sellers right                                                                                 April 30, the first of a series of special shows sched-
in the village. But while you’re here, why not sample      Big Celebrations                                                              uled until past Labor Day. The 6th Annual Glass
some of the works you’ll find in regional and local        If you haven’t already booked your trip, make                                 Invitational is May 26 to June 30; Outer Banks
racks? One suggestion: an old standby, the booklet         plans to be here for the Duck Village Art Show,                               photographer Ray Matthews’ show is July 4-31;                  Scarborough Faire, Duck
Bring Me Duck by Suzanne Tate, a collection of             which in just two years has become one of the                                 painter Petie Brigham’s landscapes are on display
                                                           Outer Banks’ premiere art fairs. The third annu-                              Aug.2-30; and artists Maggie Stewart and Mike Davis                (252) 261-5591
memories about life in Duck before it became a
vacation spot. While you’re browsing for books, be         al show is scheduled for June 21 and 22, when                                 have a two-person show Sept. 1-30.                                 Office: (252) 255-0633
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Gift Baskets
 are our
Specialty.                   The Biggest Little              Duck’s Best                                                                                          specials. Scarborough Lane Shoppes, 1171 Duck
                               KitchenStore,                 Spot to Fluff                         Accommo’dations
                                                                                                   Advice 5¢, a bed & breakfast A haven capturing the
                                                                                                                                                                  Road. Phone: (252) 261-6991. (8)
                                                                                                                                                                  E-mail: fishbone@pinn.net
                                 This Side of                Your Finer                             simplicity of the Outer Banks...unpretentious hospi-
                                                                                                    tality, baked-from-scratch breakfasts, and “tea-times”
                                                                                                                                                                 Herron’s Restaurant. Family owned for 15 years. Try
                                                                                                                                                                  our famous home cooking and world-renowned crab-
                                      Seattle.               Feathers.                              worth coming home for. Quite simply, what vacation’s
                                                                                                    made for. Phone: (800) 238-4235. PO Box 8278,
                                                                                                                                                                  cakes. Open daily 7 a.m. for breakfast and lunch.
                                                                                                                                                                  Dinners 5 p.m.-9 p.m. (May-October). Newly remod-
                        A World of Great Enhancements to Pamper Yourself in                         Duck, NC 27949. (1)
                           Make Your Kitchen Truly, Your Intimate Luxury...                                                                                       eled! 1202 Duck Road. Phone: (252) 261-3224. (9)
                                                                                                    Webaddress: www.theouterbanks.com/advice5                    Red Sky Cafe Within the Village Wine Shop
                                       Own Special Place. An Irresistible Store.                    E-mail: advice5@thouterbanks.com
                                                                                                                                                                  Offering innovative and organic wood-fired
                                         252-261-0455 252-261-0833                                 Bob Evans & Associates Real Estate & Construction
                                                                                                                                                                  foods...soups, sandwiches, full dinner menu.
                                                   www.culinaryduck.com                             One of the North Beaches most knowledgable group
                                                                                                                                                                  1197 Duck Road. Phone (252) 261-8646.
                                         Scarborough Faire Shops in Duck                            of professionals, Bob Evans & Associates insight and
                                                                                                                                                                  E-mail: redsky@interpath.com (10)
                                                                                                    experience on the Outer Banks is your insider's edge in
                                                                                                    finding properties that suit your needs and budget. 105
                                                                                                    Scarborough Lane. Phone: (252) 261-1140 (2)
                                                                                                   Carolina Designs Realty Barefoot informality in a gra-
                                                                                                                                                                 Shopping Plazas
                                                                                                                                                                 Scarborough Faire Shopping Village You haven’t been to
    Wonderful Vacations Happen With R&R                                                             cious beach home or lavish oceanfront estate is the hall-
                                                                                                    mark of a Carolina vacation with Carolina Designs Realty.
                                                                                                                                                                  Duck until you’re visited Duck’s original shopping village!
                                                                                                                                                                  Stroll under the trees and winding boardwalks and browse
                                                                                                    Sales and weekly rentals from Corolla to Nags Head. 1197      our very special shops filled with an exciting variety of the
    Fine Vacation Homes                                                                             Duck Road, Village Square. Phone: (252) 261-3934 or           very best the beach has to offer. 1177 Duck Road. (11)
                                                                                                    (800) 368-3825. Web :www.carolinadesigns.com (3)             The Waterfront Shops This unique soundfront shop-
    Southern Shores                                                                                Duck’s Real Estate A Stan White Company offering               ping village represents Duck’s finest boutiques, shops
    to Duck and                                                                                     cottages and condos for sale and rent from Duck to            and dining experiences. Our soundfront boardwalk is
    Pine Island                                                                                     Corolla. For rentals call (800) 992-2976. For sales and       situated between our unique shopping village and the
                                                                                                    construction call (800) 986-5595. (4)
    to Whalehead                                                                                    Web address: www.outerbanksrentals.com
                                                                                                                                                                  historic Powder Ridge Hunt Club open to the public
                                                                                                                                                                  for the first time. Spectacular sunsets to remember.
                                                                                                    E-mail: info@outerbanksrentals.com
                                                                                                   R&R Resort Rental Properties, Inc. Over 425 fine               1240 Duck Road. (12)
               Visit us at at
               1184 Duck Rd.
                                                                    Free Brochure   800-647-7146    vacation homes from Southern Shores to Duck and              Art Galleries & Shows
               in Duck Village                                      www.rrvacations.com             Pine Island to Whalehead. Many offer private pools
                                                                                                    and hot tubs and accommodate family gatherings
                                                                                                                                                                 Village Arts Festival The whole village becomes a festi-
                                                                                                                                                                  val of music and art on June 21st and 22nd, when east
                                                                                                    from 4 to 26. All are perfect for your family’s vacation!     coast artists pitch tents and display their fine art at the
                                                                                                    Free brochure: (800) 647-7146. Online brochure:               annual Duck Village Art Show. Sponsored by the Dare
                                 Come browse the array of nautical treasures                        www.rrvacations.com (5)
                                                                                                   Southern Shores Realty Vacation rentals from Corolla
                                                                                                                                                                  County Arts Council. In the Duck business district.
                                                                                                                                                                 Greenleaf Gallery Paintings, watercolors, fine prints,
                                  in our quaint little shop. You’ll find fine local                 to South Nags Head. Call for a free catalog or visit our
                                                                                                                                                                  art glass, ceramics, bronze, wood and jewelry by con-
                                  and regional art, framed and matted. Decoys                       website: www.southernshores.com. 5 Ocean Blvd.,
                                                                                                    Southern Shores, NC 27949. (252) 261-2111                     temporary regional and nationally known American
                                  and shorebirds galore! Sterling Silver jewelry                                                                                  artists. One-person shows June through September.
                                                                                                    or (800) 334-1000. (6)
                                  and 14K gold, baskets, stationary, Christmas                                                                                    All major credit cards accepted. Open daily in season.
                                       ornaments, kid’s travel kits, shells,                       New Communities
                                                                                                   Four Seasons in Duck New oceanfront to soundfront
                                                                                                                                                                  1169 Duck Road, Duck, and MP 16, Bypass, Nags
                                          coasters and so much more!                                                                                              Head. Phone: (252) 261-2009. (13)
                                                                                                    community in Duck. Indoor/outdoor pool, tennis
                                                                                                    courts & more. PO Box 8177, Duck NC 27949.
                                                                                                    Phone: (800) 859-5713. (7)
                                                                                                                                                                 Bakeries
                                                                                                                                                                 Tullio’s Pastry Shop Where you take the cake! Fine
      1171 Duck Rd. Suite A-1                                                                       Web address: www.fourseasonsinduck.com                        baked desserts created by pastry chef/owner Walter T.
                                                                                                    E-mail: sales@fourseasonsinduck.com                           Viegelmann. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of
         Duck, NC 27949
    Scarborough Lane Shoppes                                                                       Restaurants
                                                                                                   Fishbones Raw Bar & Restaurant Duck’s original
                                                                                                                                                                  America. He trained at Le Cirque, baked for the
                                                                                                                                                                  Grammys and at the Culinary Olympics in Germany,
       252-255-1870                                                                                 Outer Banks-style raw bar & restaurant. Featuring the         where his team won 15 gold medals. 1177 Duck Road,
                                                                                                    freshest local seafood, steaks, chicken, pork, pasta dish-    Scarborough Faire. Phone: (252) 261-7111. E-mail:
                                                                                                    es, soups, sandwiches and desserts. Lunch & Dinner            tullios@beachlink.com. (14)           continued on page 12
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        Duck Village
            Businesses
1. Advice 5¢                13. Greenleaf Gallery
2. Bob Evans &              14. Tullio’s Pastry Shop
   Associates Real Estate   15. The Island Bookstore
   & Construction
                            16. Rainbow Light
3. Carolina Designs
   Realty                   17. Culinary Duck
4. Duck’s Real Estate       18. Diane’s Lavish Linens
5. R&R Resort Rental        19. Home Port Gifts
   Properties, Inc.         20. Lilly’s Closet
6. Southern Shores          21. Outer Barks
   Realty                   22. Rub-a-Dub Duck
7. Four Seasons in Duck
                            23. Sara De Spain
8. Fishbones Raw Bar &          Designer/Goldsmith
   Restaurant
                            24. Tar Heel Trading Co.
9. Herron’s Restaurant
                          25. Toyrific
10. Red Sky Cafe Within
                          26. Carolina Outdoors
    the Village Wine Shop
                          27. Coastal Kayak
11. Scarborough Faire
    Shopping Village      28. Kitty Hawk Kites
12. The Waterfront          29. North Beach
    Shops                       Outfitters
                            30. Aginet
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                                                               played in a gallery that features an interesting selection
Bookstores                                                     of work by various jewelry designers. Distinctive jew-
The Island Bookstore Offering a huge selection of
 books on all subjects. A year-round store, it is the full
                                                               elry for the individual. Scarborough Faire, 1177 Duck
                                                               Road. Phone: (252) 255-0633. (23)
                                                                                                                                New York Times Hardback
                                                                                                                                                                                              Since 1979
 service bookstore for the Northern Beaches. New              Tar Heel Trading Co. Fine American handcrafts by
 releases well represented, backlist abounds. Audio            local and nationally known artists. Functional and                  Bestsellers Always
 books & CDS too! 1177 Duck Road, Scarborough                  decorative accessories for kitchen, bath, kids’ room,                  Discounted
 Faire. Phone: (252) 261-8981. (15)                            office and garden. Designer jewelry, handmade cloth-
Rainbow Light Browse the friendly bookstore!                   ing, decoys, puzzle boxes and toys! Scarborough Lane
 New and used books. Hardcover & paperback                     Shoppes, Duck; Sea Holly Square, MP 9, Beach
                                                                                                                                         Wide Variety
 bestsellers discounted. Local interest books and              Road, Kill Devil Hills; TimBuck II, Corolla. Phone:                    of Childrens Books
 authors, children’s, young adults. Gifts. Book sign-          (252) 441-6235. (24)
 ings spring, summer and fall. 1171 Duck Road,
 Scarborough Lane Shoppes. Phone: (252) 261-
                                                              Toyrific Specialty toys for big & little girls & boys! We         Great Selection of Blues
                                                               carry a full line of kites and toys from: Lego,
 2244. E-mail: books4beach@yahoo.com. (16)                     Playmobil, Brio, Steiff, LGB Trains, Mrs. Grossman’s
                                                                                                                               & Jazz CD’s & Audio Books
Gift & Specialty Shops                                         Stickers and more. Scarborough Lane Shoppes, 1171
Culinary Duck A most unique culinary arts store that
 lends to your lingering, a world of great enhancements
 to make your kitchen truly your own special place.
                                                               Duck Road. Phone: (888) 261-3939. Web address:
                                                               www.toyrific.com E-mail: fun@toyrific.com. (25)
                                                              Outdoor Activities & Gear
                                                                                                                                   Your full-service
                                                                                                                                  bookstore for the                                  Tar Heel
 Gift baskets are our specialty. Scarborough Faire
 Shops, 1177 Duck Road. Phone: (252) 261-0455 or
 (800) 617-6260. Web address: www.culinaryduck.com
 E-mail: brenda@culinaryduck.com (17)
                                                              Carolina Outdoors Brand name “adventure-wear”
                                                               from Columbia, Royal Robbins, Teva & more.
                                                               Professionally guided Kayak Eco-tours. Sailing les-
                                                                                                                                  northern beaches.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Trading Co.
Diane’s Lavish Linens The perfect place for feathering
 your nest! Down, silk and high thread count luxuries.
                                                               sons, kayak rentals & sales. Parasailing & Tandem
                                                               Hang Gliding over water — in Duck! Across from
                                                                                                                                                                                       Fine American Handcrafts
 Lotions, potions, powders and soaps. Shipping avail-          Wee Winks Square, Duck Road. Phone: (252) 261-
 able. Suite A-8, Scarborough Lane Shoppes, 1171               4450, (800) 334-4777. Web address: www.kitty-                                                                             Three Distinctive Shops:
 Duck Road. Phone: (252) 255-0555. (18) Web:                   hawk.com E-mail: info@kittyhawk.com (26)                      Scarborough Faire Shops                               SEA HOLLY SQUARE, Beach Road, MP 9.5,
 www.aginet.com/Lavishlinens E-mail: lavish@aginet.com        Coastal Kayak Learn to kayak and explore the Outer
Home Port Gifts Enjoy an array of unique nautical              Banks with our A.C.A trained instructor. Everything             Duck, North Carolina                                 SCARBOROUGH LANE SHOPPES IN DUCK
                                                                                                                                                                                          TIMBUCK II IN COROLLA
 gifts, fine jewelry, artwork from local and regional
 artists. Lighthouses, shore birds, ironwood, coasters and
 much more! Suite A-1, Scarborough Lane Shoppes,
                                                               from 2-hour beginner tours to overnight excursions.
                                                               For information and reservations call (252) 261-6262
                                                               or (252) 441-3393. (27)
                                                                                                                            252-261-8981
 1171 Duck Road. Phone: (252) 255-1870. (19)                  Kitty Hawk Kites Your family FUN center! Come in
Lilly’s Closet Where tradition meets the beach. Fun cloth-     for the BEST in kites, toys, t-shirts, yo-yo’s and more!
 ing, swimsuits, accessories for newborn to pre-teen. Baby     Ask about Parasailing and Hang Gliding lessons &
 shower gifts, Radio Flyer wagons and toys, pool safety        Rock Wall Climbing. Wee Winks Square, Duck Road.
 alarm. Scarborough Faire Shopping Village, 1177 Duck          Phone: (252) 251-4450, (800) 334-4777. Web address:
 Road. (252) 255-2355. E-mail: lilly@interpath.com. (20)       www.kittyhawk.com E-mail: info@kittyhawk.com (28)
Outer Barks New! This unique boutique offers one-of-a-        North Beach Outfitters Specializing in casual clothing
 kind gifts & curiosities for dogs, cats and the people who    and technical gear for the entire family: Patagonia, The
 love them. Located in the Osprey Landing Shops. Phone:        North Face, Royal Robbins, Columbia, Eagle Creek lug-        ...what started as a small wine & sandwich shop in 1994 quickly evolved into
 (252) 261-OBRX (6279). Web address: www.outer-                gage, Naot and Teva shoes, kayak sales and eco-tours.
 barks.com E-mail address: outerbarks@earthlink.net (21)
                                                                                                                            the Outer Banks best known and most unique lunch destination.
                                                               The Waterfront Shops, just north of the water tower.
Rub-a-Dub Duck The biggest little bath and body                Phone: (252) 261-6262. E-mail: nboduck@pinn.net (29)         With the art of sandwich making mastered, the Red Sky Cafe within the Village Wine Shop,
 shop this side of Barstow. Features se“duck”tive scents,                                                                   has expanded to bring you a truly unique dining experience. A new kitchen has been added to
 soaps, beach and body towels, candles and specialties for
 your best bathery. Scarborough Faire, 1177 Duck Road.
                                                              Services
                                                              Aginet Internet service providing resident and vacation
                                                                                                                            better serve you. Innovative, bold, intense flavors abound from our lunch and dinner menu
                                                                                                                            entrees. Discover the taste that only a wood fired oven can bring to each handcrafted entree,
 Phone: (252) 261-8033. Web: www.culinaryduck.com              accounts. Located in Duck, your family can visit the
                                                                                                                            and find the best selection of fine wines on the island. At the Red Sky Cafe…the sky is the limit!
 E-mail: brenda@culinaryduck.com (22)                          “cybercade” to play the latest Nintendo, Sony and
Sara De Spain Designer/Goldsmith You’ll love wear-             Internet games, check e-mail or utilize fax and copying
                                                               services. Barrier Island office plaza, 1245 Duck Road.
                                                                                                                                          Open Daily For Lunch & Dinner.                       261-8646
 ing these inspired creations of gold and gems by Sara                                                                           Located Within The Village Wine Shop • Village Square Shops, Duck
 De Spain, goldsmith and Graduate Gemologist, dis-             Phone: (252) 261-2675. E-mail: info@aginet.com (30)
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                                                                                                                Resurrection                                         Story by Marimar McNaughton

T
   he unassuming single-gabled, cedar-shingled
house hardly compares in size and scale to the
grander hunt clubs of Currituck Sound. Beyond
its screened front porch are but three bedrooms,
a bath, a kitchen and a small living room, pan-
eled in tongue and groove knotty pine. But the
vintage structure that’s been moved about 1,000
feet, from the edge of the sound to the edge of a
shopping center, represents the waterfowl her-
itage of the village of Duck, a once-vital link to
the world beyond.
   It’s the former club house of the Powder Ridge
Gunning Club. The locus of guides and hunters
during the winter months from the time it was
built in 1925 until the club closed in 1940, the
house is being refurbished this year as a set-piece
for the Waterfront Shops, a locus for merchants
and tourists in the spring, summer and fall.
   From the 1850s through the 1930s the
Currituck Sound was a famed watering hole for
wealthy sportsmen, who sojourned from their
northeast habitats, following the great bird
migration south in the winter months. Like the
geese and ducks, these sportsmen discovered a
resting area among the high hummocks and
marsh islands of Currituck. They bought up land
that had been granted to Currituck families after
                                                                                                              The Powder Ridge Gunning Club at its original location during the March 1993 storm. By Lucy Power
the Revolutionary War and established mem-
bers-only hunt clubs that reflected their breeding     year in which the United States and Great Britain        Thurmond Chatham, who donated time and                  The hunting industry never fully recovered, but
and affluent connections.                              signed a joint treaty prohibiting all commercial         money to seed an organization that resurrected       a few club houses like Powder Ridge remain as
   The local residents profited from their com-        sales of waterfowl in the U.S. and Canada, part of       the drought-stricken breeding grounds; it was        architectural legacies. After the Powder Ridge
ing. Subsistence farming and fishing had been          a larger movement to protect the nation’s wildlife.      called Ducks Unlimited, and it continues to work     Gunning Club disbanded, the house was used as a
the economy of the region before the hunt club         Market hunting was outlawed. Still, the private          to preserve our waterfowl heritage today.            private home, first by a Norfolk family, and then
era created new jobs for guides, marsh guards,         hunt clubs continued to flourish well into the                                                                by the late Duck and Betty Braithwaite of
                                                                                                                Endangered species were identified and further
decoy carvers and boat builders. By the end of         1920s, through the Prohibition years and until the                                                            Virginia Beach, who developed the Waterfront
                                                                                                                government regulations were imposed in 1934
the century market hunting was further fueling         stock market crashed in 1930.                                                                                 Shops in the late ’80s. In fall 1999, the
the economy; the ducks and geese that sought              While the U.S. economy was staggering, the            abolishing baiting, live decoys and battery rigs —   Braithwaites’ son, Jimmy, moved the house to its
refuge in Currituck Sound had become sought-           drought of 1931 hit the waterfowl breeding               floating, watertight boxes from which hunters,       new location, where it will house an antiques and
after delicacies for dinner tables in the              grounds in Canada, decimating the waterfowl              surrounded by 150 or more decoys, shot their         home accessories shop.
Northeast.                                             population. This might have been the final chap-         prey. Use of the automatic shotgun was restricted       Much of the history of Currituck’s waterfowl
   In 1916, however, the first of a series of upsets   ter in the history of waterfowl heritage, if not for     and certain areas of the Currituck Sound were        heritage has been recorded by members of the
affected this cornucopia of riches. That was the       two Currituck Sportsmen, Joseph P. Knapp and             declared off-limits entirely.                        Currituck Historical Society, and still more mem-


     THE POWDER RIDGE CLUBHOU SE GETS A NEW LEASE ON LIFE.
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                                                  ories live in the minds of a handful of men and
                          LAVISH
                          LINENS
                  a Bed, Bath & Body Shoppe
                                                  women whose lives were touched by it. Duck
                                                  native, oral folk historian and whirligig carver
                                                  Levin “Pop” Scarborough, 96, worked as a guide at
                                                  Powder Ridge one winter when his late cousin,
                                                  Lewis Scarborough, was the caretaker. Levin
                                                                                                                                 DUCK HUNTING                                        By Sandy Flickner
 Fine Linens by:         Bath & Body
                                                  claims there wasn’t much to the job. “Just settin’
 ~Paperwhite
 ~Peacock Alley
 ~Fieldcrest
                         Luxuries:
                         ~Caswell Massey
                         ~Lady Primrose
                                                  out the decoys and taken’ ‘em [the hunters] out to
                                                  [ Josephus] Baum’s Club up there in the marshes
                                                                                                                                     The search for the ultimate quacker
 ~Cannon                 ~Smith & Vandiver        by Piney Island,” he says.




                                                                                                       S
 ~Cloud Soft             ~Camille Beckman             Everett Tate, 75, Lewis Scarborough’s nephew,
                                                  is a commercial fisherman and an artist. He was        ure, you could tour Duck like you would any other place. But this is a vil-
 Sometimes we                                     working net the day we talked recently about         lage awash in rubber ducks and stuffed ducks, duck streets and duck neigb-
 need to pamper                                   Powder Ridge, where his uncle lived. Tate painted    horhoods. A village with a duck on its fire trucks. We suggest you try a
 those we love,                                   a picture of a Duck village lush with vegetation
 Sometimes–                                                                                            unique approach, indulging in a modern-day version of an old pastime.
 –Ourselves.                                      from the main road to the waterfront. The lane to
                                                  Powder Ridge was part of a fenced pen for geese
                                                                                                       Join our Inaugural Duck Hunt, the search for the ultimate quacker.
 Do                                               that Uncle Lewis used for live decoys. Near the
                                                                                                          The goal is simple — bag the best duck in                         Waddlers: Admit it. You’ve always wanted a pet
 Something                                        club house was a caretaker’s house and a boathouse   Duck — and so are the rules. No shooting                          duck. Head to Tar Heel Trading Co. in
 Lavish...                                        where the wooden skiffs and carved decoys were       allowed, except with a camera. One bird ballot                    Scarborough Lane, where the splat-splat-splat
 come to                                          stored. There was a Delco, gasoline-powered,         per hunter. Just fill out the form on Page 19 and                 you hear is probably the sound of duck feet slap-
                                                  electric plant and a little house out back for Ann   send to The 2000 Duck Hunt, % Outer Banks                         ping the floor. You too can have your very own
                                                  Susan, the cook from Currituck.                      Magazine, PO Box 965, Nags Head, NC                               duck on a walking stick for $13.95.
 LAVISH LINENS                                        Iva Jordan, 73, Scarborough’s niece, can still   27959. Choose from among our candidates, or                          Pressed Duck: Oh, boy! While you’re at
                                                  recite the names of the first owners of the          nominate your own. In fact, write-ins are                         Scarborough Lane, don’t miss Toyrific, a deter-
                                                  Powder Ridge Club — Misters Aldrich, Dahl            encouraged; ducks have always been seasonal, so                   mined duck hunter’s paradise. There are stuffed
           lavish@aginet.com                                                                           we expect you’ll find some variation in the duck                  ducks aplenty, of course, and rubber ducks too,
                                                  and Richards, three stockbrokers from New
     The Scarborough Lane Shoppes                                                                      population depending on when you visit. Feel                      including ones with babies and two tiny inner
                                                  York. They hosted small parties of four or five      free to send a snapshot. And watch for the                        tubes. There’s a hand-painted duck pull toy from
           1171 Duck Road, Suite A-8              sportsmen who would come to Duck for a week
               Duck, NC 27949                                                                          results in next year’s Guide to Duck.                             Greece ($40); a set of four nesting ducks in grad-
                                                  at a time in winter, but Iva recalls that they                                                                         uated sizes so you can stuff the smaller three in
                  252-255-0555                    sometimes returned in summer with their “sec-        Our nominees, in a dozen                                          the largest and surprise your friends ($12.95); lit-
                                                  retaries” for a vacation.                             categories at spring prices:                                     tle plastic bubble-blower ducks with wands in
                                                                                                          Sitting Ducks: Wayne Waterfield’s canvasback                   their heads ($1.95), and more. But we’re going to
                                                                                                       at Home Port Gifts in the Scarborough Lane                        nominate the noisemaking Nature Bean Buddy
                           Remember When Duck Looked Like This,                                        Shoppes was wonderful on its own. But the
                                                                                                       Currituck carver’s creation is our winner in this
                                                                                                                                                                         duck that’s $9.95 and just a bit bigger than a
                                                                                                                                                                         handful. You’re supposed to press its back to set it
                               and Was So Affordable?                                                  category for the simple, clever
                                                                                                       stand that shop owner Scott
                                                                                                                                                                         quacking, but, in truth, ours just kept squawking
                                                                                                                                                                         maniacally whenever we even looked at another
                              North Swan Beach Still Does...                                           Wilkinson created out of
                                                                                                       shotgun casings and an
                                                                                                                                                                                 duck, whether we pressed it or not.

                                 And Is!                                                               oiled plank from a
                                                                                                       North Carolina
                                                                                                       barn. The
                                                                                                       price with                                        g’s Walk
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                                  10 Acre Estate Lots starting at $80,000.00                           canvasback has
                                  Call 252- 261-1140 for a Personal Tour                               already been taken, but if you’re lucky you’ll find
                                                                                                       another duck on its own set of shells.
 105 SCARBOROUGH LANE • DUCK, NORTH CAROLINA 27949
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                                                                       Stuffed Duck: A category so packed, it’s difficult     store on a variety of T-shirts, sweatshirts and




                                               DUCK VILLAGE ART SHOW
                                                                       to pick just one. But we have to go with the $100      nightshirts, not to mention beverage can hug-
                                                                       handcrafted Lucky Ducks, all dressed up in tots’       gies. But our favorite is the Official Big Duck
                                                                       clothes and wearing patent leather shoes, on dis-      Towel, available in green or blue, for $22.99.
                                                                       play behind the counter at The Lucky Duck, on              Duck Food: Menus change, but if you’re
                                                                       the soundside of the Duck Road.                        hunting duck, try Elizabeth’s Cafe & Winery in
                                                                          Baby Ducks: Actually, you’ll have to supply the     Scarborough Faire, where you might find a
                                                                       baby. But you’ll find the duck suit, a little yellow   Leaning Tower of Duck appetizer ($9) or an
                                                                       romper with a big orange bill, at Lilly’s Closet in    Oven–Baked Plump Maple Leaf Farm Raised
                                                                       Scarborough Faire. The tiny duck print sundress        Duck entree with dark cherry, merlot and
                                                                       with bloomers is a prizewinner too. Either one is      mango sauce ($22). Or go to the Blue Point

           JUNE 21 & 22                                                $26.
                                                                          Limited Edition Ducks: There are great duck
                                                                                                                              Bar & Grill at the Waterfront Shops, where
                                                                                                                              Crispy Five-Spiced Duck Springrolls ($7.50)
     sidewalk art show & festival                                      paintings, prints and sculptures all over the vil-
                                                                       lage. We can’t pick just one, but we are going to
                                                                                                                              or Duck Confit with goat cheese, roasted red
                                                                                                                              pepper strudel and balsamic glaze ($6.95)
       DARE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL annual event                           nominate the collection of Duck Stamp Prints at        might be on the appetizer list.
                                                                       Morales Art Gallery in Scarborough Lane, not               It’s hard to beat the real things, so you might
                                                                       only because they’re lovely, but also because the      as well end your tour by getting to the Blue Point
                                                                       Duck Stamp program raises money to protect             a little early, so you can watch the sunset and the
                                                                       the birds and restore their habitats. Available in     ducks that have taken residence in the sound at
                                                                       limited to artist proof editions; the 29 hanging       the Waterfront Shops. Just inside the door of
                                                                       this spring ranged from $215 to $850 framed.           Duck’s General Store is a barrel of corn. Scoop
                                                                          Rare Ducks: You’ll also find wonderful carved       up a $1 bag and feed the flock.
                                                                       ducks, both antique and new, in a number of vil-
                         DISCOVER                                      lage shops. But we doubt you’ll find more or bet-      The Duck Guide 2000 Duck Hunt
                                                                       ter in one place than at The Wooden Feather in         Official Ballot for the Ultimate Duck
                         EXPERIENCE                                    Scarborough Lane. Our nomination from
                                                                                                                              ❏ Duck on a Shotgun Shell Stand, Home Port
                         CELEBRATE                                     among the collection available in early spring: the
                         Fine breads,                                  black duck drake and hen by Rudy Burnett,              ❏ The Duck Walking Stick, Tar Heel Trading Co.
                         cakes,                                        $1,000 for the pair.                                   ❏ The Quacking Duck Buddy, Toyrific.
                         pastries and                                     Odd Ducks: No surprise there’s an assortment        ❏ The Lucky Ducks, The Lucky Duck.
                         cinnamon buns                                 here, but our choice is the tiny, 99-cent floating     ❏ The Duck Romper, Lilly’s Closet.
                                                                       duck candle at Rub-A-Dub Duck in
                                                                       Scarborough Faire, where you’ll also find rubber       ❏ Pair of Black Ducks, The Wooden Feather.
 Scarborough Faire • Duck, NC (252) 261-7111                                                                                  ❏ Duck Stamp Prints, Morales Art Gallery.
                                                                       ducks, duck mugs, duck hair brushes, duck wash
                                                                       mitts, duck soap beads and duck soap on a rope.        ❏ The Floating Duck Candle, Rub-a-Dub Duck.
                                                                          Diving Ducks: The $3.98 duck at The Kids            ❏ The Duck Water Bomb, The Kids Store.
                                                                       Store in the Waterfront Shops looks harmless           ❏ The Duck Wind Wheel, Kitty Hawk Kites.
                                                                       enough in its cellophane wrapping. But take it
                                                                       to water, give it a good soak, and, like it says       ❏ The Official Big Duck Towel, Gray’s
                                                                       on the package: “Hit Water Boom.” A duck                Department Store.
                                                                       water bomb!                                            ❏ Leaning Tower of Duck or Oven–Baked                      R E S T A U R A N T
                                                                          Daffy Ducks: Put those old pink flamingos in         Duck, Elizabeth’s Cafe & Winery
                                                                       storage. You can declare your Duck allegiance by                                                                Family Owned for 15 years.
                                                                                                                              ❏ Duck Springrolls or Duck Confit, Blue Point
                                                                       planting a wind-wheel duck, with red boots and                                                                 Breakfast & Lunch Daily 7a.m.-3p.m.
                                                                       a whirling umbrella, on your front lawn back            Bar & Grill
                                                                                                                                                                                      Dinner 5p.m.-9p.m. (May-Oct.)
                                                                       home. At Kitty Hawk Kites, $19.19.                     ❏ Your Write-In Winner: ________________
                                                                                                                                                                                               Children’s Menu
                                                                          Logo Ducks: This could be a contest all by          Name: ______________________________                         Best Crab Cakes &
                                                                       itself, with one duck logo wackier than the next.                                                              She Crab Soup on the Beach!
                                                                       We love them all, but we’re particularly partial to    Address:    ____________________________
                                                                       Gray’s goofy white Official Duck, perfect in its         ____________________________________                       (252) 261-3224
                                                                       simplicity. It’s available at the Scarborough Faire                                                                    Downtown Duck
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                              Duck’s Original Shopping Village

     S    troll under the trees on winding boardwalks
            and browse in our very special shoppes.


     F      ollow the aroma to the bakery and relax
                   in our shaded courtyard.


      17 Exclusive Shops…
Ocean Annies• The Fudgery • Culinary Duck • Motif ’s • Head to Toe
 Rub-A-Dub Duck Bath & Body • Lilly’s Closet • Island Bookstore
 Elizabeth’s Cafe & Winery • Sara De Spain Designer Goldsmith
    Tullios Pastry Shop • Our Beach House Realty, Inc. • Grays
          Smash Hit Tennis & Golf • Morales Art Gallery
    Solitary Swan Decoys • Rainbow Harvest • Urban Cottage

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